du and SAP unveil cloud services in UAE
du will offer SAP’s in SaaS model from its UAE data centre to support regions commitment to digitisation
During the World Government Summit, du and SAP announced its partnership to support UAE governments and private enterprises with cloud-based applications.
The partnership aims to combine du's Infrastructure as a Service with SAP's Software as a Service which will support the UAE's efforts to evolve to digitised nation. Plus in line with the UAE Vision 2021, du will assist UAE federal and local governments' agencies and private enterprises, with SAP's private cloud model from its data centre in the UAE.
Carlos Domingo, senior executive officer of new businesses and innovation at du, said: "We're doing all we can to equip the UAE to become a global leader in innovation. This partnership fast-tracks the adoption of world class digital services in the UAE by making them more cost effective and easier to attain.
"Now customers won't have to face a massive up-front investment to increase their productivity with these services - they will only pay for what they use."
With real-time private cloud applications, organisations are able to gain in-depth insights into operations, employee productivity and their user experience, plus become more efficient and scale up easily with their business growth.
Organisations can also save money, as the cloud solutions are pay-as-you-go without additional capital investment needed in hardware, infrastructure, applications, or licenses.
Steve Tzikakis, senior vice president and general manager at SAP South Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said: "With the market demand for private cloud applications growing in the region, SAP is further driving our co-innovation partnership with du to support the UAE's digital agenda.
"By leveraging global best practices and solutions, SAP is committed to using the power of the cloud to allow employees and customers to more easily engage with organisations."
Companies using these applications will be able to leverage the advanced network infrastructure of du, combined with the real-time analytics capabilities of the SAP S4/HANA business suite, which runs on the real-time SAP HANA platform.